Cemeteries and Parks -- Monument to Tomo Chi-Chi, Savannah Ga.
The Rotograph Co., N. Y. , City (Germany)
Postmarked June 16, 1909
Parks -- Georgia -- Savannah
Indians of North America -- Savannah River Region (Ga. and S.C.)
Savannah (Ga.) -- Monuments.
Black and white postcard depicting the large granite monument to Tomo Chi-Chi in Wright Square, located at Bull Street and President Street in Savannah, Georgia. There is a border with the title on the right side of the front; the back is undivided and postmarked June 16,1909, with no caption. Tomo Chi-Chi, chief of the Yamacraw Indians, assisted Oglethorpe in establishing a British settlement in Georgia. He was buried in Wright Square in 1739 with a prior marker, but that was moved in in 1883. The present granite monument was placed in 1899 by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America and may be the only memorial for a Native American erected by European descendants in the United States.
The Rotograph Company was in business between 1904 and 1911. The A Series cards were black and white views printed in sharply defined collotype with titles printed in letterset in a separate press run.
A 13679 precedes title on front
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Black and white collotype print
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.